Professor Ian A Cree BMSc, MBChB, PhD, FRCPath, ALS
Ian Cree is a pathologist and international civil servant, based at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon where he is Head of Tumour Classification, responsible for the ‘Blue Books’ and Head of the section of Evidence Synthesis and Classification. He is an Honorary Professor of Pathology at the Institute of Ophthalmology, part of University College London. He has previously held posts as the foundation Yvonne Carter Professor of Pathology at Warwick Medical School, Consultant Pathologist at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Professor of Histopathology at the University of Portsmouth and as the founding Director of the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme for the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre. Until April 2015 he was a member of the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Diagnostics Advisory Committee, joining at its inception. He was founding Chair of the Inter-specialty Committee on Molecular Pathology for the Royal College of Pathologists (2011 – 2015), and chaired its Research Committee (2015 – 2017). Trained as a general pathologist with a PhD in immunology, Ian’s research career has been based on investigating disease mechanisms to improve diagnosis and treatment, particularly for cancer. He developed a number of molecular diagnostics methods and led the UK Early Cancer Detection Consortium (2012 – 2017). Previous studies have included infectious disease, asthma, and ophthalmology. He has a major interest in the management of translational research. He has published more than 250 papers, and five books.